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Running Boards

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Can Can, Jun 13, 2000.

  1. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I know a lot of you hardcore wheelers don't use running boards, but my K5 is a daily driver and I'm getting new paint in a couple of weeks. I have running boards that I won't be reinstalling(they're old and ratched), and would like to get something new and updated to protect the new paint job from the gravel we use on the roads here in the winter. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what brands would fit an 84K5? I looked at the Lund site and they have a new kind of nerf bar/step combo that looks pretty trick....
     
  2. Bone85K5

    Bone85K5 1/2 ton status

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    Nerf bars seem to have a good luck to them. Maybe some of those fiberglass, paintable steps. I guess you could call them an updated version of the 70/80's running boards...
    Mom has some on her 96 Sub, and them seem to hold the weight and look pretty good (for running boards)

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  3. HarryH3

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    Warn makes a running board/nerf bar combo that's easily detachable by just yanking a couple of locking pins on each side. I think they're pretty pricey however. Around $500 per set seems to stick in my mind. [​IMG]

    After the new paint cures, install the factory clear plastic protectors that came on later model K5's. They stick on the bump at the bottom, front edge of the rear fender opening. You know, that spot where every rock that the front tires kick up hits and takes a paint chip with it. [​IMG] You can hardly tell the protector's there but it sure keeps that area from getting sandblasted!

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  4. Corey-88K5

    Corey-88K5 1/2 ton status

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    If you want side protection from flying rocks, I'd suggest the "rock guard" from your painter, and nerf bars. You will have the protection on the body (rock guard) and steps (nerf bars)

    Just my suggestion

    Corey
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  5. BigBadBowTie

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